Offensive Player of the Week: Darius-James Peterson of College of Idaho
Peterson is 5-foot-11,190-pound senior quarterback from Novato, California. In College of Idaho’s 45-34 home conference upset win over No. 14 Southern Oregon, Peterson was 14 of 20 for 266 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 100 yards and three touchdown on 16 carries. He is the first quarterback in College of Idaho school history to record two or more touchdown passes in five straight games.
Dion Williams of Montana Tech, Jacob Bakken of Rocky Mountain College, Eric Dawson of Carroll College, Victor Dias of Eastern Oregon and Jon Jund of Montana Western were also nominated.
Defensive Player of the Week: Nik Lyons of College of Idaho
Lyons is a 5-9, 190-pound senior defensive back from Van Nuys, California. In College of Idaho’s 45-34 home conference upset win over No. 14 Southern Oregon, Lyons recorded one solo tackle, one tackle for loss (-1), eight assisted tackles, two pass break-ups and an interception. His interception halted a SOU drive deep in College of Idaho territory.
Carter Myers of Montana Tech, Jason Ferris of Montana Western, Justin Hughes of Eastern Oregon, Kendell Jefferson of Rocky Mountain, and Drew Melton of Carroll College were also nominated.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Kyle Mitchell of College of Idaho
Mitchell is a 6-2, 175-pound junior kicker from Herriman, Utah.Hel was a perfect 6 of 6 P.A.T.’s and kicked a 33-yard field goal. One of his kickoffs was a pooch kick that was fumbled by Southern and recovered by C of I.
Nathan Harden of Eastern Oregon and Dillon Johnson of Rocky Mountain College were also nominated.
Attacker of the Week: Olivia L’Ami of Rocky Mountain College
L’Ami is a 5-9 senior middle blocker from Casper, Wyoming. No. 8 Rocky went 2-0 for the week beating Carroll College 3-1 and sweeping Montana Western 3-0. L’Ami averaged 3.86 kills with a .379 hitting percentage.
Brielle Bumgarner of Carroll College, Emily Gutierrez of MSU-Northern, Karina Mickelson of Montana Tech and Kelsey Shaver of the University of Providence were also nominated.
Defender of the Week: Ayla Carpenter of Carroll College
Carpenter is a 5-9 junior outside hitter from Graham, Washington. Carroll went 0-1 for the week, losing on the road 1-3 to No.8 Rocky Mountain College. Carpenter averaged 7.25 digs. She had an 88 percent serving percentage with two service aces.
Butte High graduate Hannah Amtmann of MSU-Northern, Averi Dyer of the University of Providence, Sabrina Hopcroft of Montana Tech and Ruby Kallenbach of Rocky Mountain College were also nominated.
Setter of the Week: Natalie Hilderman of Rocky Mountain College
Hilderman is a 6-1sophomore setter from Red Lodge. She averaged 9.86 assists and 2.71 digs per set on the weekend. Against Carroll, she recorded 41 assists and 13 digs.
Paige Jensen of the University of Providence, Hannah Liss of Montana Tech and McKaylie Tanner of MSU-Northern were also nomainted.